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by Mindy Lockard on December 1, 2016

I’ve had a little project up my sleeve…

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I’ve had the honor of consulting with the lovely, Jura Koncius, Home and Garden writer at The Washington Post! Together, we set out to answer some commonly asked questions and help folks navigate holiday entertaining. Let’s be honest, there’s potential for this to be the most stressful time of year. So to assist you, we put together a table setting guide and some commonly asked questions which can be found here:

Also, join us for our live chat today 11:00am ET Washington Post Live Chat with The Gracious Girl  & read my answers to her questions in the article.

Happy setting!


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James Bell 12.08.16 at 3:45 pm

I read with interest your joint column with Jura Koncius in the Washington Post today, Dec. 8. You said that bread a butter plates “are not served at formal dinners because the menu is planned carefully and to provide sufficient nourishment and taste.” I must ask – “Since when?” The original U.S. doyenne of good manners, Emily Post, always has included bread and butter plates in her diagrams of formal place settings, and I believe Miss Manners (Judith Martin) does as well. The White House also includes them at state dinners. Am I missing something? Keep in mind that good manners AND customs do not change very much with times or current tastes. Thanks.

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